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  Feb 17, 2018
 
2017-2018 Updated Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Updated Catalog

Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Education


BS in Early Childhood Education, Birth through Four Degree

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Birth through Four is designed to prepare students to work in programs serving children ages 0-4 years. Graduates will be prepared to advance in the Early Childhood career field. The degree offers a career ladder for students earning the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education at NWF State College, which includes the state-mandated prerequisite courses. Students earning an A.A. may also enter this program after completing the state-mandated prerequisite courses. Coursework is designed for the working adult, utilizing weekend, evening, and hybrid classes.

BS in Teacher Education Degrees

NWF State College is approved by the Florida Board of Education to offer three bachelor’s degrees leading to state certification in teacher education: the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, the Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades General Science Education and the Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Mathematics Education. These degrees are designed to provide a career ladder for those who have already completed an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree or have 60 hours of acceptable lower division coursework and who wish to continue their education at the bachelor’s level. The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education also includes endorsements in Reading and English as a Second Language.

Graduation Requirements for BS in Childhood Education, Birth through Four Degree

Students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Childhood Education, Birth through Four must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete applicable admission requirements for the program. See the Admissions section of the catalog.
  • Complete at least 25% of the course work towards the program at NWF State College.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 for all college credit course work pursued at NWF State College.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 for all college credit course work pursued, whether at NWF State College or by transfer.
  • Earn a minimum grade (“C”) in all upper division course work.
  • Successfully complete all coursework within the major field of study with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.
  • Complete A.A. General Education requirements, including all Gordon Rule course requirements with minimum grades (“C”).
  • Completion of two sequential credits in high school foreign language, a minimum of 6 credit hours in one foreign language at the college level or an appropriate score on an approved CLEP examination.
  • Complete at least 50% of the upper division program course work in residence at NWF State College.
  • Complete a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) college credits applicable toward the B.S. degree.
  • Satisfy all outstanding obligations to the college.
  • Apply to graduate by the published deadline.

Graduation Requirements for BS in Teacher Education Degree

Students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Education must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete applicable admission requirements for the program. See the Admissions section of the catalog.
  • Complete at least 25% of the course work towards the program at NWF State College.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 for all college credit course work pursued at NWF State College.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 for all college credit course work pursued, whether at NWF State College or by transfer.
  • Earn a minimum grade (“C”) in all upper division course work.
  • Successfully complete all coursework within the major field of study with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.
  • Complete A.A. General Education requirements, including all Gordon Rule course requirements with minimum grades (“C”).
  • Completion of two sequential credits in high school foreign language, a minimum of 6 credit hours in one foreign language at the college level or an appropriate score on an approved CLEP examination.
  • Complete at least 50% of the upper division program course work in residence at NWF State College.
  • Pass the three Florida Teacher Certification Examinations: General Knowledge, Professional Education and appropriate Subject Area. 
  • Complete a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) college credits applicable toward the B.S. degree.
  • Satisfy all outstanding obligations to the college.
  • Apply to graduate by the published deadline.

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